Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The History of Envelopes

Everyone today is very familiar with envelopes and use them constantly.

Indeed sometimes the color of the envelope is significant as are the red ones pictured here.

Why Red? you ask.

Well, In many countries, especially in the East -- Red envelopes are used to present gifts of money.

These red envelopes were New Year's envelopes being sold in Taipei, Taiwan, at the market and were intended for that use.

But thousands of years ago envelopes were totally different from what we have and use today.

The article to which we are linking today gives a brief history

but it has one error -- not that it is an end of the world error -- but when you notice it you will likely wonder.

What is the error?

Well the sentence "Fast forward a couple of HUNDRED years to the 1800s …
should actually read
"Fast forward a couple THOUSAND years to the 1800's …

Other than that

I think you will find this to be a very interesting article.

HERE'S THE LINK to the History of Envelopes